'Huge month' - Sky Sports pundit casts doubts over Wolves title hopes in Reading prediction
Former Leeds United star and current Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has cast doubts over whether Wolverhampton Wanderers are starting to crack in their hunt for promotion ahead of their clash with Reading on Saturday.
The midlands side were runaway leaders at the top of the Championship table this season, building what looked to be an almost unassailable lead as they brushed off all who stood in their way.
However their recent displays have seen them pick up just two points from a possible nine, with draws against Preston North End and Norwich City followed by a 2-0 defeat at the hands of play off hopefuls Fulham last weekend, leaving just a six point gap between themselves and second placed Cardiff City.
Reading meanwhile sit 18th in the table as they look to stave of the threat of relegation to League One, although went through all of February without a win, losing to Sheffield United 3-1 in their last outing.
Predicting a 2-1 win for Wolves at Molineux, Prutton wrote in his column on Sky Sports’ website: “Are Wolves starting to wobble?
“They were absolutely cruising until not so long ago but have now dropped points in three consecutive games and the gap between themselves and the teams below is closing.
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“They have got a huge month coming up and their next four away games are unbelievably tough. But this is surely a home banker against a Reading side who have been woeful lately.”
After taking on Jaap Stam’s side at home, Nuno and his men face trips to Leeds United and Aston Villa, with both sides chasing a top six finish come the end of the season.
In other Wolves news, Lee Hendrie has also delivered his verdict on the club’s title aspirations.